Sinead O'Connor is undoubtedly one of our most special musicians, but she has also had her fair share of battles with demons over the years.
The Dublin singer took to Twitter in recent days to explain that she was postponing all of her planned concerts in 2021 as she intended to embark on a one-year treatment program for 'trauma and addiction' issues.
She confessed that she had become briefly addicted to a drug "other than weed" this year, after losing some close to her, and that the past six year had been "traumatic". "This year was the end of it but now recovery starts," she said.
Her tweets read:
"Message for folks who have tickets for next year’s shows: those shows are being postponed until 2022 so that I may go into a one year trauma and addiction treatment program because I had a very traumatic six years and this year was the end of it but now recovery starts.”
"This year I lost someone beloved and has affected me so badly that I became briefly addicted to a drug other than weed. I grew up with a lot of trauma and abuse. I then went straight into the music business. And never learned really how to make a normal life.”
She added that this year had been extra-stressful because one of her children had been unwell. "The last year has been very traumatic also due to one of my kids being unwell and the child is thriving now thank god but the mom needs TLC," she wrote. "If I take this time to heal, I will be fit for a lifetime of touring. If I don’t, I won’t.”
Two years ago, O'Connor converted to Islam and adopted the name Shuhaha Sadaqat, although she has been using her birth name in a professional capacity.